Colorectal surgery information and locations in Mexico

Colorectal surgery is a specialized field within surgery that focuses on the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum. Colorectal surgery performed by a general surgeon involves procedures such as colectomy and low anterior resection.
It is important to emphasize that the specific treatment of a colorectal disease will depend on the diagnosis and individual evaluation of the patient. The general surgeon will work closely with the patient to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Most common treated conditions

Colon and anal cancer
The general surgeon may perform surgical procedures to remove the cancerous growth from the colon or anal canal. This may involve a colectomy (removal of the affected segment of the colon) or a low anterior resection (removal of the rectum and attachment of the remaining colon). In some cases, a colostomy may also be performed to divert stool and allow the colon to heal. Surgical treatment of colorectal cancer can be combined with other therapies, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, depending on the needs of the patient.
Diverticular disease
In severe cases of diverticulitis, which is inflammation or infection of the diverticula in the colon, surgery may be necessary. The general surgeon can perform a resection of the affected segment of the colon or even a colectomy if the disease is recurrent or complicated. The goal of surgical treatment is to remove the diseased segment of the colon and relieve symptoms.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
In severe cases of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, surgery may be necessary to treat complications or control symptoms. The general surgeon may perform procedures such as resection of the affected segment of the colon or rectum, creation of an ileostomy or colostomy, depending on the location and severity of the disease.
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Colorectal surgery
Procedure: 4 hrs.
Hospital stay: 3 - 7 days
Cleared to fly: 7 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled face-to-face with any specialist following the procedure. Patients are clear for flying after 7 - 10 days from the colorectal surgery.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Colorectal surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
How does one prepare for colorectal surgery?
Preparation for colorectal surgery may include a preoperative evaluation, diagnostic tests, medication adjustments, dietary restrictions, and, in some cases, bowel cleansing using laxatives or enemas.
What is the recovery process after colorectal surgery?
Recovery after colorectal surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure and the individual condition of the patient. It can usually include a period of hospitalization, temporary dietary restrictions, incision care, pain management, and regular medical follow-up. Full recovery can take weeks or even months.
Are there alternatives to colorectal surgery?
In some cases, alternatives to colorectal surgery, such as medical treatments or non-surgical therapies, may be considered. However, choosing the right treatment option depends on several factors, such as the diagnosis, the severity of the condition, and the patient's response to other forms of treatment. The medical team can evaluate your situation and recommend the best option in your specific case.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.